Titanium Silicocarbide ( Ti3SiC2 ) Titanium Silcon Carbide - Properties and Applications


Titanium silicocarbide (Ti3SiC2) is also sometimes called titanium silicon carbide.

It is a unique ceramic in that it possesses ceramic and metallic characteristics meaning that it is suited to both mechanical and electrical applications. For example it exhibits high temperature stability as well as high electrical and thermal conductivities as well as having a moderate resistance to oxidation.

Furthermore, it has a high fracture toughness at high temperatures and can be machined using hardened steel tools.

Key Properties

Property Value
Density (g/cm3) 4.5
Tensile Strength (MPa) 200
Compressive Strength (MPa) 1100
Modulus of Rupture (MPa) 400
Young’s Modulus (GPa) 300
Electrical Conductivity (Ω-1.m-1) 4.5x106
Thermal Conductivity (W/m.K) 37
Co-Efficient of Thermal Expansion (°C-1) 9x106



Titanium silicocarbide has potential applications in aircraft and diesel engines. It also has potential to be used as a contact layer for silicon carbide semiconductors.


Source: AZoM.com

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